Good morning to you on this Thursday, 5 October 2012, from the WBTV News morning team... John Carter reporting to you this morning.
Be sure to join us from 4:30 to 7:00 AM today as there is a lot to tell you about.
Cam Man Ron Lee has a live report with new information on the death of 19-year-old Tyler Blalock...he's the Charlotte teenager who died on the campus of Appalachian State University. Detectives from the Alcohol Law Enforcement division have now opened their own investigation into the case.
Of course, everyone's talking about the presidential and gubernatorial debates this morning. We are too! We'll let you know which candidate the political experts say won the presidential debate...as well as show you highlights.
We have an all-new See, Click, Fix story...Christine Nelson tells us we're getting word the future is looking clearer now on when the hospital that's supposed to be built in Mint Hill will be ready for the community.
Also...Astrid Martinez has an all-new story for the morning show that involves student athletes. Is your child getting enough liquids? Astrid talks to nutrition experts about the importance of staying hydrated.
Train cars involved in a derailment weeks ago in Gaston County are finally being removed.
We'll show you an unusual incident that happened in a local courtroom...a client apparently sucker-punching his attorney!
The health alert over a deadly strain of meningitis - is growing.
Plus...the Major League Baseball playoffs are now set...and we have TWO wild-card playoffs coming up Friday, including the Atlanta Braves taking on the St. Louis Cardinals. And Al Conklin's New York Yankees have won the AL East title!